Spectacular video shows Russian car pushing police car out of the road

Oh Russia, land of fascists, suicidal kids, and sexually confused homophobes, you never cease to entertain us. Your dash cams are an endless source of joy and amazement and terror and, most often, just confused emotions. Here's the latest one: A car pushes a police car out of the road, ending a chase A-Team style. » 5/22/14 7:20am 5/22/14 7:20am

Former Ukrainian president leaves behind Russian car collection

Just a couple days ago, the world media and some bewildered journalists got a glimpse of now-departed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych's villa on the Dnieper river, called Mezhyhirya. The sprawling and not-particularly-tasteful residence rests on a 345-acre lot of real estate (a little over half the size of… » 2/24/14 2:52pm 2/24/14 2:52pm

The Last Oldschool Airliner's Production Is Over

It's the end of the line for the Tupolev Tu-154. This triple-engined medium-range narrow-body airliner was the workhorse of the Soviet Union, but managed to stay afloat long after the fall of communism. While noise regulations banned it from Western Europe quite a while ago, experts say that Tu-154s will serve the… » 2/20/13 3:09pm 2/20/13 3:09pm

Intoxicated Russian innovator comes up with new use for windshield…

There was a time when windshield wipers were just safety devices used to keep your windshield clear of weather and debris. That time is over. As this Russian genius demonstrates, once you are stuck in the mud windshield wipers can be used for a completely different and arguably more important task—holding your booze.
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James May Takes An Ekranoplan For A Spin

Moonlighting in this clip for his Big Ideas » 9/29/08 12:30pm 9/29/08 12:30pm program, presenter got behind the wheel of a Soviet-era . Piloting the small example of our favorite non-wheeled mode of transportation over a frozen body of water, Captain Slow stayed true-to-form, only bringing the ekranoplan up to not-quite-flying speed. Of course, the…

In Belarus, Police Make Road Block Out of You!

Under orders to stop a drunk driver at all costs, police officers in Belarus stopped four civilian cars and ordered them to form a line across the road — acting as a roadblock. As brilliant a plan as this is, it failed to take into consideration that the drunk driver would be crashing into the makeshift barrier,… » 4/23/08 9:20am 4/23/08 9:20am